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  •  It looks like all the new Democratic senators (2+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, jabney

    support reforming the filibuster.  I'd like to see something that retains protections for the minority to some extent - it hasn't been that long since the Dems were in the minority, and they most likely will be in the minority again.  However, I don't think for a second that the Republicans would hesitate to use the nuclear option when they regain the Senate at some point in the future.  I think it's important to carefully craft an option that stops the blatant obstructionism without giving up all the minority protections.

    I think the first thing they should do is require a filibuster to be an actual filibuster - senators who choose to filibuster should be out there on the floor speaking.  Have the cots at the ready for the all-night sessions.  That alone would cut down on many of the filibusters.

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